Fake doctor alert: Durban woman arrested after scamming patients

A 29-year-old woman – who passed herself off as a medical doctor – has been charged with fraud and arrested on Friday. The homeopathic practitioner had been charging patients R200 for appointments, despite having ZERO qualifications to assume the role. A docket has been transferred to the Provincial Commercial Crime Investigation Unit for investigation.

Homeopath busted for pretending to be a fully-trained medic

The bogus medic has been getting away with her criminal behaviour for the best part of a year. As part of the fraudulent activity, she has been accused of completing PDP forms and working out of an office in Rossburgh, Durban. This fake doctor has signed off her last script, however, and she now has an appointment with the long arm of the law.

On Monday, the suspect will be processed at the Durban Magistrate’s Court, facing counts of fraud. The Bellair SAPS are currently investigating the case further, but it’s likely the woman will now be prescribed a stern judicial sentence.

SAPS statement on Durban’s ‘fake doctor’

“A joint operation was conducted at Rossburgh yesterday regarding a suspect that was sought for fraud. The police were following up information regarding a suspect who misrepresented herself as a registered medical doctor. A 29-year-old woman was arrested for fraud. She will appear in the Durban Magistrates Court on 28 June 2021.”

“It is alleged that since 2020, the suspect misrepresented herself as a medical doctor whilst she was a homeopathy practitioner. She is accused of completing PDP forms and charging people a fee of R200. The suspect was operating from an office situated near the licensing office in Rossburgh. A case of fraud was opened at Bellair SAPS.”


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